Reading People: How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior-- Anytime, Anyplace

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Random House, 1998 - Psychology - 281 pages
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America's top jury consultant, Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, can literally read a person like a book. By decoding the hidden messages in appearance, tone of voice, facial expression, and personal habit, she has accurately predicted the behavior of jurors, witnesses, lawyers, and judges in some of the most celebrated trials of the past two decades. Now in this phenomenal new book, she applies the secrets of her extraordinary success to the everyday situations we all face at work, at home, and in relationships.

How can you "hear between the lines" to detect a lie? When is intuition the best guide to making important decisions? What are the tell-tale signs of romantic attraction? How do other people "read" us? The answers lie closer than we might think. Hair style, clothing, grooming, hand gestures, the neatness of office or living room, the steadiness of the gaze, behavior around subordinates: all of these provide critical clues to a person's integrity, work habits, and sexual interests. Through vivid anecdotes and proven techniques, Dimitrius teaches us how to interpret these signs with accuracy and precision.

Whether your focus is friendship or marriage, career or family, romance or professional success, Reading People  gives you the skills you need to make sound, swift decisions and reap the benefits from a lifetime of razor-sharp insight.  

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User Review  - yonitdm - LibraryThing

Very interesting tips on reading people which can also help a person looking to polish their own image. I was a little sickened by her mentions of defending OJ but if I tried to ignore that and focus ... Read full review

READING PEOPLE: How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior--Anytime, Anyplace

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Forget the inflated claims that follow from "predict— in the subtitle; this is a leading jury consultant's often valuable guide on how to understand people from the host of nonverbal signs they ... Read full review

Contents

Reading Readiness Preparing for the Challenge of Reading People
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Discovering Patterns Learning to See the Forest Not Just the Trees
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First Impressions Reading Physical Appearance and Body Language
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About the author (1998)

Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Ph.D., has consulted in over six hundred jury trials, including the Rodney King, Reginald Denny, John DuPont, McMartin Preschool, and O. J. Simpson cases. She has appeared on Oprah, Good Morning America, the Today show, Larry King Live, Face the Nation, and 60 Minutes, and she has consulted with many Fortune 100 companies.

Mark Mazzarella has been a practicing trial lawyer in San Diego for twenty years. He is a past chairman of the twelve-thousand-member litigation section of the California State Bar, and he writes and lectures extensively.


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